Youtube has been moving in this direction for several years now, it didn't suddenly just happen overnight. Youtubers much bigger than Sharla were voicing their concern long before. Did Sharla think it wouldn't touch her? She probably did, because she used to actually get a considerable amount of views on her main channel(at one point, she was considered top 2 after Rachel and Jun and fans even argued who was better). But then she stagnated and didn't do anything to overcome it - unless whining about it on twitter counts. More competition appeared, many on the same content level as her, and many better. Getting the same amount of views as she did 2-3 years ago isn't going to translate into the same amount of money as it used to, and most Sharla's videos from the past half-year on her main channel are struggling to break 100k(and since people often compare her with Taylor - well, Taylor actually gets more views on average because she uploads more videos per month, and the youtube money don't exactly pay for her living, which is probably why she doesn't care about its monetary side as much as about getting famous). For Sharla it's a job, and one she's doing not very well lately. In real life jobs that means you get lesser pay, too (unless your contract has a set salary, which you get every month - and youtube doesn't do that). Patreon isn't going to pay full salary for her internet career either. Unless she improves her content(or gets a job), it's not going to change for better.
Only after 6 minutes of the video she started driving to the airport to leave for the photoshoot. That's bad even by Taylor standards. It could have been 2 complete videos - a boring one and an interesting one. Why spoil the interesting part with long-ass boringness in the beginning?! Her hairstyle at the photoshoot was great, she suits wavy hair.
The brightness was not too blinding, her nose bridge was present and the eyebrows looked cleaner than before. She has finally found a nice rounded eyebrow shape that suits her (not fake straight or pointy like before) and the makeup without mega eyebag-lashes-liner looks really nice on her in motion too. I like her without bangs, it frames her face better. But that wig is awful or maybe she just didn't put it on properly, either way the front hairline looked terrible - you could see her own pulled back hair and then the wig's edge. The vlog was good - well, the part where she went outside, not the one of her sitting and talking to the camera in her room a la Tay. She's also gradually gotten better at filming recipes and cooking, I liked the way she filmed the lemon-ginger-honey drink in this one - ingredient preparation and cooking were shown well and from a good angle.
She always looked like Margo. Earlier in the thread somebody even wondered if it was really Venus or Margo in 2013-1014, with short black hair and pointy eyebrows. Even with the circle lenses and mega lashes she used to do earlier this year or last year, she still looked very much like Margo( probably because genetics are stronger than makeup, though more flattering makeup would make her look prettier).
She needs to establish a schedule, or at least an approximate schedule, for uploading videos. All the really famous youtubers have a schedule and have had it for years while gaining popularity, adjusting it sometimes when necessary. And it definitely helps to keep new(and old) fans interested because they can see at least a semblance of consistency despite possible content being all over the place. Why did Taylor never copy this trend of popular people - having a theme and being consistent? (Though actually she did follow it when she was a Kota-clone...)
I searched on Russian sites and they all list her birthday as 20 June 1989 (here http://uchastniki.com/bloggers/svetlana-,here https://slimin.ru/svetlana-bilyalova/ and here http://300experts.ru/znaete_li_vi/svetlana_bilyalova_do_plastiki_i_posle_foto/ ). Did she claim somewhere that date you wrote? And many discuss her plastic surgery too, after all she apparently modelled a little and was in music videos of some Russian singers before.
Wait, wait, wait. I'm pretty sure she has claimed to "be learning how to be a good housewife" like a year ago because it was such a big dream of hers. And now she's still trying to figure out how to make a sunny-side-up egg and use basic kitchen appliances? What was she doing all the time before - practising her waste-husband's-money skills?
Unless she stuck the sunflower seed between her front teeth and kept it there for several months, it's bullshit. You know why braces/brackets take from months to years to change the alignment of teeth? Well, because moving tooth roots without fracturing the gums or pulling out the tooth is extremely difficult.
That coffee thing perplexed me at first, too. I'm sure it's supposed to be a joke but it can come off as passive-agressive, which isn't the best idea to get donations - "pfft, that's only enough to buy me a cup of coffee, you scrouge". I'm sure they didn't mean it that way but they just didn't think it through. Their rewards are not well thought out either. The $1 one doesn't even have a reward; most people include access to the patreon feed besides the gratitude (which is very logical, since that's the easiest thing that require any extra work). But then the $5 reward gives the access to the patreon feed, and that's it. Coupled with the first stupid coffee comment, it makes it look like they want to keep anyone away from donating anything lower than $10 dollars. That feeling gets reinforced because the $10 reward only adds "occasional livestream" (and the second coffee comment). The $30 and $50 rewards have so little variation(1 insta-postcard vs 3 insta-postcards) that it's laughable. And then to top it all is the $100 reward which adds a one-hour Skype session once a month. It's much less than what unknown cosplayers reward in their patreons for the same money. It makes Rachel and Jun's rewards look like fairygodmother's gifts in comparison, considering their highest pledge is only $10 and includes all of the above, just with recipes instead of postcards. Maybe that's the secret point of Micaela's patreon - have such lame rewards that people will need to donate $100; and if even only 10 people donated that much it would amount to $1000. Unfortunately, that's unrealistic. It's more realistic to give nice rewards for $10 and get 100 people interested.